KIOSK is an Australian stationery and gift brand creating joyful objects for you and your home.
KIOSK is the brainchild of Melbourne creative Georgia Perry. Georgia ran her eponymous product label for 9 years from 2014. In 2023 she decided to join forces with David Horne (fellow creative / life partner) and rebrand her product line as KIOSK.
In 2017 Georgia created a real life pop-up shop in Fitzroy to house her range of products, as well as a curated edit of her favourite objects from other independent designers around the world. It was called (you guessed it) KIOSK.
We chose the name as for us, KIOSK always had connotations of Summer, travel, souvenirs and other joyful things. We were the first store in the country to stock iconic brands like Studio Arhoj and Boy Smells candles, and loved every minute of our stint on Smith Street.
Now, our backgrounds working in design, illustration and music informs every aspect of the KIOSK brand and filters down into a playful, covetable edit of accessories, homewares, stationery and gifts all designed by us with love here in Melbourne.
KIOSK is a proudly female founded and family operated business, and we’re so happy to have you here.
THE STORY OF KIOSK
Wanting to generate some “passive income” Georgia creates her first ever products – pop culture inspired enamel lapel pins that accidentally go viral – resulting in an explosion of sales and press (including PAPER Magazine, Hypebeast, Vogue and The New York Times)
Georgia recruits her bestie Zoë to help and begins wholesaling product, ending up in 200+ stores worldwide including Nordstrom, colette, The Conran Shop and more. As an Illustrator not deliberately trying to start a business, the learning curve was steep and treacherous, but also really fun.
On basically a whim and blind optimism (and with encouragement from Dave) Georgia opens KIOSK in Fitzroy.
A place to house her namesake products, and a curated edit of other independent designers. KIOSK quickly becomes the neighbourhood’s go-to destination for joyful, design led gifts.
At the end of our pop-up lease, we made the tough decision to not renew. We were all just spread a lil' thin and we had an interesting landlord situation.
Hearts were broken and the KIOSK team disbanded. Georgia went back to freelance illustration, and products took a back seat for a while. Time was spent regrouping and focussing on family and health.
The you know what (🦠) happens and Georgia & Dave have a baby. There are lots of discussions during lockdown about how much we missed making products and having KIOSK as a creative outlet.
We slowly begin dreaming again.
Dave joins the business full time to manage wholesale and logistics and KIOSK is given new life as our brand name!
Georgia’s namesake product line is no more. We now release everything under the KIOSK umbrella. There are so many beautiful things we can’t wait to share with you. Thank you for coming on the ride!